MajorMinor3YRBachelor of Arts

Your Passport to the World.

French is spoken by over 300 million people on five continents as a first or second language. It is one of the main languages of international business, sport, and diplomacy. The French program at Butler offers small classes with accessible and supportive faculty, a wide range of study abroad opportunities (in France, but also in Belgium, Switzerland, Madagascar, Morocco, Quebec, Senegal), internships in the United States and abroad, and opportunities to present research both on- and off-campus.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • FR 300 – Oral and Written Communication
  • FR 315 – French for Business
  • FR 318 – Intro to Francophone Cultures
  • FR 320 – Contemporary French Culture 
  • FR 325 –  Intro to French Linguistics
  • FR 390 – Topics in French (with topics such as French comedy, Africa, Friendship and Love)
  • FR490 – Seminar (with topics such as Comic Strips, French songs, African Cinema, Crime Fiction)

See all Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures curriculum information

Three-Year Program

The French major can be completed in a total of three years. More information can be found here.

The Butler Advantage

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers a French major and minor that gives you a remarkably personalized educational experience. Join us and take advantage of:

Working one-on-one with advanced-level French tutors, native speakers, and our internationally-recognized French faculty.

Opportunities both in the U.S. and a wide range of French-speaking countries.

Access to a wealth of movies, technology, tutoring, and lounge areas in Butler’s MLC. 

On- and off-campus speakers and performers.

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Whatever path you’re interested in pursuing, there’s a place for you at Butler.


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